Lifestart programme under threat – Harte

There are fears that the Lifestart programme may be under threat in Donegal.

The programme, which is intended to identify and help children whi may have difficulty in school costs around 750,000 euro a year to run in Donegal, helping 700 families.

Cllr Jimmy Harte says the programme was first piloted in Donegal over two years ago, and has since been rolled out across the country.

He says at present, the system is being evaluated, and it would be wrong to make any changes before the evaluation is complete............

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